Review of used Mazda 3: 2004-2006
Mazda has undergone a rebirth in recent times with a range of new and exciting models such as 3. The venerable Japanese company has renewed its entire range in just six years or so, from the tiny 2 in 2002 to the brilliant RX8 in 2003, and then every 3 years.
All three have replaced the highly regarded 323 in the old range, a car that has won the hearts and minds of many Australians 30 years ago, but carries a touch of Mazda ‘Zoom-Zoom, a the Mazda.
Although it was a popular small car, the 323 lost most of its shine by the time the three were launched in the context of Mazda’s ‘Zoom-Zoom’ innovation. As a result, all 3 faced a major task. It had to regain 323 buyers to rush and make new conquests to keep Mazda’s revival enlarged.
At first glance, 3 new unmistakable, from top to bottom, front bumper to front bumper. It looks good from every angle with striking lines and proportional proportions. Mazda offers two body styles, a five-door door for young and advanced people, and a four-door car for older drivers who like the familiarity and security of a convertible car. ceiling supply. Not only does it look different from the middle road it has replaced, it is bigger in every way than its illustrious predecessor.
The larger exterior dimensions result in a more spacious interior with good front and rear shoulder room and plenty of legroom for the five adults it can accommodate. Add to that a large and flexible luggage compartment, a number of useful storage options, and the Mazda 3 is not only capable of meeting the needs of a modern family.
The vertical design of the 3, along with the higher seating position also makes it easier to get out, an important consideration for older motorists who can think of 3.
There are two engines offered in the Mazda 3. The first is a dual camshaft unit on a 2.0 liter alloy, producing 104 horsepower at 6000 revs and 181 Nm at 4500 revs, respectively 13% and 8% over with 1.8 liter engine in the old 323.
A 2.0-liter engine is available for Neo, Maxx and Maxx Sport models, but the SP23 sports a 2.3-liter engine’s zippers, featuring variable valve timing, and produces 115 hp at 6500. revs and 203 Nm at 4500 revolutions.
Buyers can choose between four auto speeds that are tuned for lively acceleration or five-speed manual with improved sync for smoother gear shift and cable conversion for quieter operation and less vibration than. Underneath there are new front and rear suspension tuned for a more dynamic drive, new electro-hydraulic power steering and stronger brakes for better stopping.
Range 3 starts with Neo, comes with air, CD player, remote central locking, tilting and adjusting steering column and height adjustable driver seat. Go to Maxx and you get side airbags and blinds, ABS anti-skid brakes with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist, alloy wheels, power windows and mirrors, six-wheel CD player and mounted controls. steering wheel. If you’ve gone for the Maxx Sport, you also get front fog lights, side skirts, rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Then at the top of the SP23 sports hatch range. It has everything from full-body kits, 17-inch alloys, climate control, sport trim, to leather wheels and knobs.
IN THE STORE
Mazdas often makes their owners less concerned; They are strong and reliable. The only complaint that is regularly broadcast by the owner is the level of road noise that can be heard in the cabin. It is more of a concern for hatch owners than owners of convertibles, but there is little that can be done about it. Perform common tests to find evidence of a match, and carefully examine around the edge for parking scratches.
Check the oil under the bonnet. The missing oil change can lead to mud and eventually cause engine collapse. Guaranteed servicing to ensure the car you choose is regularly seen inside the service garage throughout its lifecycle.
IN A CREDIT
All models in the 3 range have two-stage front airbags for the driver and passenger with seat belt pretenders, load limiters and belt / sash for all five passengers. For more protection in Neo, you can opt for it with the Safety Package, which provides you with front airbags and blinds, anti-skid system with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake support. All of that comes standard on the rest of the range.
AT THE PUMP
Mazda3 is in a small car mix in terms of fuel consumption. It will return 8.5-9.0 L / 100 km in manual form; The car will sip about half a liter more per 100 km.